[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Milan Knížek knizek.confy at volny.cz
Thu Jul 9 18:05:58 BST 2009

Milan Knížek píše v Út 07. 07. 2009 v 23:22 +0200:
> Andi Clemens píše v Út 07. 07. 2009 v 13:12 +0200: 
> > Hmm seems to be a reiserFS problem, since every one reporting this is using 
> > reiserFS, also the older reports are talking about reiser.
> > 
> Yes, it could be reiserfs. Until recently (a week ago or so), I have
> been using ext3 [1] and did not notice such a long startup.
> Now it takes about three minutes to load 15 thousand images (the splash
> screen shows "reading database") for the first run after PC reboot.
> Iotop shows average read activity 600 kB/s. (I have 4 GB RAM on amd64
> with digiKam 0.10.0, ubuntu.)
> If I quit digiKam and start again, it takes about 5 seconds....
> Flushing cache does not lead to expected long startup time - just about
> 13 seconds.
Despite wories about stability, I moved my desktop single filesystem
from reiser to ext4 (simply backup / restore & update grub + fstab).

Voila, digiKam starts in about 20 seconds (15 thousand images) after
reboot, subsequent starts are within 5 seconds.


Milan Knizek
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